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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. ArcadeDB vs. Drizzle vs. Elasticsearch vs. Google Cloud Spanner

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonArcadeDB  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Fast and scalable multi-model DBMS, originally forked from OrientDB but most of the code has been rewrittenMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.A distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Time Series DBMS infoin next version
Relational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.32
Rank#289  Overall
#132  Relational DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#319  Overall
#45  Document stores
#32  Graph DBMS
#46  Key-value stores
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score151.07
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score4.49
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbarcadedb.comwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchcloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmdocs.arcadedb.comwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaArcade DataDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerElasticGoogle
Initial release2021200820102017
Current releaseSeptember 20217.2.4, September 20127.8.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoElastic Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language, no joinsyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query languageyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
MongoDB API
OpenCypher
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Redis API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
TinkerPop Gremlin
JDBCJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
JavaC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyesno
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoES-Hadoop Connectoryes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes inforelationship in graphsyesnoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDnoACID infoStrict serializable isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesMemcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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